County Durham

  • April 1, 2015
County Durham

Stayed in the Travelodge in Hartlepool last night, very accommodating providing Oscar with a bowl and chews! Made it to Sunderland today – winds are slightly less brutal than yesterday but still tough going!

Had a catch up with Lesley Dolphin from BBC Radio Suffolk yesterday – you can listen here

A few more photos of the journey below


Battling against the elements !DSC_0716

An industrial view ! TeesmouthDSC_0724

A random stag surveys Hartlepool MarinaDSCN2065

A long road across the barren moorland with 40kts wind – where’s Heathcliffe !!DSCN2070

Redcar wind farm


I-spy from the masthead


More wind turbines ! Working furiously in the fierce winds today.DSCN2076

Bird life busy eating the musselsDSCN2079

Redcar cinema – ablaze with neon lights at nighttime !DSCN2082

Lifeboat statue RedcarDSCN2094

The famous Hartlepool Monkey – well known for its Monkey Hanging Tale.

This is the more recent Lifeboat donation Monkey !DSCN2095

St Hilda’s parish church The Headland HartlepoolDSCN2098

Andy Capp looking cool and relaxed overlooking Hartlepool harbour !DSCN2099

A stormy sky in Hartlepool !